TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 50 Florida State women’s tennis team (10-8, 3-5 ACC) travels to Chestnut Hill, Mass. to take on the Boston College Eagles (8-8, 3-5 ACC) on Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the Flynn Recreation Complex. The Seminoles will then return home to take on the Syracuse Orange (5-8, 2-4 ACC) at noon on Sunday April 2 at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center.
The nationally-ranked Noles enter the match against BC on a two-match ACC road win streak after a 4-0 shutout at Louisville and a 4-1 defeat of Pittsburgh last weekend.
Noles in the Polls
Following last weekend’s wins over Louisville and Pitt, Florida State is now up to No. 50 in this week’s ITA national team rankings.
Sophomore Julia Mikulski remains at No. 103 in the ITA singles rankings following her career win two weeks ago against North Carolina.
Florida State is 11-2 all-time against Boston College after a 6-1 home victory last season in which junior Gabriella Castaneda and senior Daniela Schippers went a combined 4-0 on the day.
The Seminoles are looking to avenge a 6-1 defeat at the hands of the Orange last season that evened the all-time record at 2-2.
Castaneda returned to the singles lineup this past week and earned a 3-1 overall record on the weekend, including a 6-0, 6-2 win over Louisville’s Aleksandra Mally to help the Seminoles secure the 4-0 shutout victory.
Castaneda and Schippers improved their doubles record to 9-0 on the season after two victories at the No. 2 court last week.
Freshman Nandini Das and sophomore Ariana Rahmanparast lead the team with eight singles victories apiece.
Florida State head coach Jennifer Hyde:
“We’re pumped to get up to BC. We’ve been looking forward this since we got back from our Louisville-Pitt weekend. We’re going to be playing indoors again and we’re getting up there a little early to get some practice in on those faster courts so we’re ready for 10:00 a.m. on Friday.”
“First things first, the Boston College match is our main focus right now. Obviously any time we can get home and sleep in our own beds and have our home fans out here supporting is an absolute plus for us. It’s fan appreciation day for us, we’re expecting to fill the center up on Sunday and play against a dangerous Syracuse team.”
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